Changing the situation! The United States is changing its relationship with the UN. The United States wants to ensure that the fight against tyranny and injustice continues at the UN Human Rights Council.
This is a 180 degree shift in the policy adopted by Donald Trump.
Changing the situation! The United States returns to the Council
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blingen announced Monday that the United States will return as an observer to the UN Human Rights Council after more than two years. AFP.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement that the president had instructed the State Department to “immediately and forcefully intervene” in the UN Human Rights Council.
“We do this knowing that the most effective way to reform and improve the church is to engage in policy,” said Mark Gasser of the U.S. Charge de Affairs at a council meeting. UN General Assembly in Geneva Headquarters News and broadcast recorded by a pre-video recording.
“Struggle against tyranny and injustice”
“By participating, we want to ensure that this Council fulfills its role in the fight against tyranny and injustice,” he added.
In June 2018, the Trump administration announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.
“We are taking this step because our commitment does not allow us to continue to be part of a hypocritical organization that serves its own interests, which makes human rights a mockery.” Said U.S. Ambassador Nicky Haley at headquarters. In New York, in the presence of then Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo.
He accused the council of protecting “perpetrators of human rights violations” and “sewage of political affiliations.”
Controversial results in Trump’s office
While the United States has insisted that it will be a human rights promoter in the world, the French press notes that the decision underscores Donald Trump’s distrust of multilateral organizations.
Trump’s term was marked by the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the announcement of the withdrawal from the World Health Organization, or his strategy to shut down the World Trade Organization.
President Joe Biden’s new administration has announced on its first day that the United States will return to an agreement to combat climate change and the World Health Organization.